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Hey everyone,

For the past couple of days I have been having an issue with my some component in my system making a weird "ticking" or electrical sound. I can't tell where it is coming from because my system is compacted. I think it might be the vid card because it only makes the sound when I scroll or select text and when I am gaming. Like right now it is making the sound because of the weird duck up top. If I go to another tab, it stops making the sound. I have a 750W PSU, so I can't imagine I would be having power issues with only a single 6950. My CPU is overclocked to 3.6GHZ with a voltage of 3.13V. Any ideas? Thanks for any help.
post #2 of 6
Most likely a HDD issue, as it's the only moving component, other than fans. Back up your data to be safe and investigate further. good luck
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post #3 of 6
It can also be heatsinks expanding/contracting.
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My primary HDD is an SSD, so no moving parts.

Why would the heatsinks only be expanding and contracting when there is text being selected or rendering flash in a browser?
post #5 of 6
It wouldn't. It's probably capacitor squeal. Even though it's not squealing.
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post #6 of 6
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I have been having sounds coming from my system since I built the dang thing. There was a noise that was constant and it finally went away. Would this sound eventually go away too? It is just really annoying having the computer sit next to me and its like a tick effect whenever I move the mouse to select text, lol.
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